Weekly Warm-up: Have a Blast in 2015 with These Rocket Activities!

Ignite learning as each new school week begins by using our multimedia and maps. Use our weekly ideas to wake up your students’ curiosity and spark new energy into learning about their world! A new year is here—how are you and your students celebrating the end of winter break and the beginning of January? Why not try a different and exciting activity that reminds them … Continue reading Weekly Warm-up: Have a Blast in 2015 with These Rocket Activities!

Mapping Monday: The Overlooked School Supply

With all of the school-supply shopping over and done with, many students probably didn’t pick up a compass to take with them to school. And that’s OK, since long-gone are the days when kids trekked to school uphill both ways in blizzards. But do your students know the cardinal directions? Do they have a sense of their route to school, or even the route from … Continue reading Mapping Monday: The Overlooked School Supply

Mapping Monday: The Depths of GIS

This week, an illustration that explains the depths of GIS caught my attention. What a clear way to explain how a map is created using many different data sources!  It also intrigues me to dig deeper to learn more about GIS, something you may want to do in your classroom this year. The NatGeoEd website is full of resources that explain GIS (or geographic information systems) and resources … Continue reading Mapping Monday: The Depths of GIS

What’s the big IDEA? New Tools To Help You Plan For Summer

We know that the end of the school year doesn’t mean the end of educating! Check out IDEAS, our newest tool to help you plan activities, projects and lessons. With IDEAS, you’ll find everything you’ll need, from citizen science projects, to arts and crafts, to family travel. Are you teaching a summer course? Check out these IDEAS to inspire your students to improve their school. … Continue reading What’s the big IDEA? New Tools To Help You Plan For Summer